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It's the first ever Barack Obama Day in IL

It's the first ever Barack Obama Day in IL The legislation declared August 4 " Barack Obama Day" in the state of IL, but did not make the holiday an official legal holiday over concerns the state could not afford the cost of giving state employees a paid holiday. "I think it's awesome, and I think we should celebrate it", he said . He began the first of two terms in the White House in 2009. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama's former ... [Full Article...]

Lawmakers consider capital punishment for deaths caused by traffic

Lawmakers consider capital punishment for deaths caused by traffic Authorities have pleaded with students to call off the protests that have almost paralyzed Dhaka and spread beyond the capital. Mr Hossain called the death of the two teens on July 29, "a catalyst for the outpouring of anger against the government". [Full Article...]

Labour risks 'eternal shame' over anti-Semitism, says Tom Watson

Labour risks 'eternal shame' over anti-Semitism, says Tom Watson Jewish community leaders have insisted the definition should be adopted in full and say it does not prohibit criticism of the actions of the Israeli state. Mr Watson said: "It sometimes feels like people have been calling for me to stand down from day one but I never, ever thought I'd be facing demands to #resignwatson for standing up for people who are facing prejudice and hate". [Full Article...]

5 dead after airplane crashes in California CVS parking lot

Photos from the scene show the plane upright but on its belly. The crash site is about one mile northwest of the northern end of the runway at John Wayne Orange County Airport. KTLA reported that the twin-engine aircraft went down near South Coast Plaza and the crash happened in the parking lot of a Staples store. "It, like, lost control, and it was twirling, and the more twirl, the more low... [Full Article...]

Pompeo Confirms U.S. Will Reimpose Sanctions, Target Currency Sales

Pompeo Confirms U.S. Will Reimpose Sanctions, Target Currency Sales The protests have often begun with slogans against the high cost of living and alleged financial corruption but quickly turned into anti-government rallies. "There is a massive loss of confidence in the financial system and the government's ability to control things and withstand sanctions", she said. The sanctions are due to kick in at 0401 UTC Tuesday for most sectors - even rug exports. [Full Article...]

Prosecutors detail how they built Manafort case

Prosecutors detail how they built Manafort case President Trump's former campaign chairman spent more than a million dollars on suits and luxury clothes - much of it paid with money from undeclared foreign accounts that he did not report to the IRS, federal prosecutors told a jury Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Four arrested as far-right protesters and opponents clash in Portland

Four arrested as far-right protesters and opponents clash in Portland Protesters saw a significant police presence that included bomb-sniffing dogs and weapons screening checkpoints. Four people were arrested late Saturday as scores of right-wing and anti-fascist demonstrators squared off in Portland, Oregon, where four people were injured in similar rallies on June 30, police said. [Full Article...]

Iran Starts Naval Exercise Near Vital Strait, U.S. Says

Iran Starts Naval Exercise Near Vital Strait, U.S. Says One U.S. official downplayed the exercise, nothing that when it normally occurs, there isn't a major effect on navigation. While Iran has not widely publicized the exercise, the U.S. Saudi Arabia, Israel, the U.S. and others have long accused Tehran of pulling the strings of the Houthis, and Israeli officials promised a military response if Iran shuts down either the Strait of Hormuz or the Stra... [Full Article...]

11 children rescued from makeshift New Mexico compound

11 children rescued from makeshift New Mexico compound At the time, cops were searching for 3-year-old boy Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, who went missing from Clayton County, Ga., in December and was believed to be in the area. A couple of days after they were reported missing, police say, the boy and his father were in a vehicle that was involved in a crash on an Alabama interstate. [Full Article...]

Student demands names and justice after 911 called for eating lunch

Student demands names and justice after 911 called for eating lunch Smith College President Kathleen McCartney apologized to Kanoute and said that "we continue to fall short even as we continue to make progress". A college employee had called police to report someone who seemed out of place in a Smith building being used for a summer program. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes new trade deals

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes new trade deals Saudi Arabia is one of Canada's largest export markets in the region. The move came after the Canadian embassy in Riyadh said it was "gravely concerned" over a new wave of arrests of human rights campaigners in the kingdom, including award-winning gender rights activist Samar Badawi. [Full Article...]

Witnesses describe drone attack in Venezuela; 6 arrested

Witnesses describe drone attack in Venezuela; 6 arrested State television footage of the rally showed Maduro startled by what appeared to be an explosion and footage later panned to soldiers lined up on a boulevard who chaotically broke ranks in what appeared to be a reaction to a second blast. While the video doesn't show an explosion, the witness said it fell and then exploded, starting a fire in the building. Apparently in response, Bolton said, "I... [Full Article...]

Wife of US military veteran deported to Mexico

Wife of US military veteran deported to Mexico Davenport is about 35 miles south of Orlando. Juarez came to the U.S. illegally two decades ago, and her illegal status was discovered by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2013 during a traffic stop, the Orlando Sentinel reported . [Full Article...]

Trump says Trump Tower meeting was 'totally legal'

Trump says Trump Tower meeting was 'totally legal' President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday the infamous Trump Tower meeting that included his son Donald Trump Jr . and son-in-law Jared Kushner was about obtaining information on Hillary Clinton , not adoption like he previously claimed . [Full Article...]

White House Urges China Address ‘Unfair Trading Practices’ Not Tariff Retaliation

White House Urges China Address ‘Unfair Trading Practices’ Not Tariff Retaliation China responded with tariffs on $3 billion worth of US items , largely agricultural products and metal. After the earlier tariffs $34 billion of USA goods, about $120 billion is available for retaliation. The latest exchanges in the mounting trade war between America and some of its biggest trading partners, including China, the EU, Canada and Mexico, comes amid early signs of damage for the wo... [Full Article...]

Despite Trump's Offer, Dialogue Between the Us and Iran Grows More Unlikely

Despite Trump's Offer, Dialogue Between the Us and Iran Grows More Unlikely The autarkic "resistance" model showed its limits in terms of ensuring the growth of Iran's economy and sating the demands of Iran's youthful demographic, sparking calls by factions among Iran's elites to secure foreign investments. Whatever the case may be, in practical terms the United States and Iran do not appear to be moving any closer to direct talks in the wake of Trump's non-specific offer... [Full Article...]

Russian national fired as suspected spy was Secret Service hire

Russian national fired as suspected spy was Secret Service hire They established she was having regular and unauthorized meetings with members of the FSB, Russia's principal security agency. The unidentified woman, who was sacked in 2017 after her security clearance was revoked, reportedly had access to the secret service's intranet and email systems, potentially giving her access to confidential information, including schedules of the United States presid... [Full Article...]

A Trump Pardon Is Starting To Look Like Paul Manafort's Best Hope

A Trump Pardon Is Starting To Look Like Paul Manafort's Best Hope We now know Manafort's defense team's strategy: blame Rick Gates , Manafort's associate who has accepted a plea deal. Attorneys for special counsel Robert Mueller's team say in a court filing that an Federal Bureau of Investigation forensic accountant reviewed "tens of thousands" of documents from 20 financial institutions and 35 companies to support the tax evasion and bank fraud charges aga... [Full Article...]

S.Sudan's Kiir vows power sharing deal with rival will hold

S.Sudan's Kiir vows power sharing deal with rival will hold The deal says that Kiir will head the government during the transitional period and Machar will return as First Vice President . Kiir said he will sign the Khartoum peace deal after holding talks with the visiting Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohammed Ahmed in Juba in wake of the government and the opposition groups inking the preliminary power-sharing deal in late July. [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump arrives in OH for rally

President Donald Trump arrives in OH for rally Troy Balderson, who is running in Tuesday's special election for an open congressional seat. Both Kasich and Trump have endorsed Balderson. Trump deleted the tweet minutes after posting. Balderson is running against Democrat Danny O'Connor in a race that some see as a potential harbinger for Republicans' chances in the upcoming midterm elections, reports 10TV . [Full Article...]


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